Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Crochet Minnie Mouse Set

One of my very best friends since childhood is about to be a 1st time Grandma! Such an exciting time for her! When she sent me a pic of a Minnie Mouse set and asked if I could make it, I couldn't wait to get started! I have seen some pretty cute patterns for Minnie Mouse already, so I didn't feel the need to reinvent the wheel and decided to support a fellow fiber artist by purchasing a pattern. The pattern that really seemed to fit the bill of what I was looking for was the Crochet Minnie Mouse Set by Stephanie Padilla.

What a super-sweet pattern! I got tickled every time I looked at it because it really did turn out so cute! I added a ruffle border around the legs of the diaper cover, because Minnie Mouse has ruffles! Also, for the hat I ended each round by joining to the 1st stitch of the round, and started the next round with a ch 1, then began the first stitch of the round in the same stitch as the ending join of the previous round throughout.

This could have easily been made in an evening or two if you had time to just sit down and work on it. My home is usually filled with my adult kiddos and my grandbabies, along with a flurry of activity so it took me almost two weeks, but that was totally not the pattern's fault. 

What do you think? Pretty cute, huh?

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Chevron Baby Blanket

I made this Chevron Baby Blanket for my precious new grandson. Didn't it turn out beautifully??? And how handsome is the little guy modeling it for his Gramma?

In all the years I've been knitting, this is the first time I've completed a knit blanket. I love this pattern! It is very easy to memorize and perfect for relaxation/meditative knitting. I thought it was going to be out of proportion (too long for the width) but once blocked it was perfect! I used acrylic yarn, so I had to steam block...another first for me, and I am so happy with how it turned out! Just do a Google search for "how to steam blocking acrylic yarn" for plenty of posts and videos to help you along if you decide to give steam blocking a try! 

Chevron Baby Blanket Pattern by Espace Tricot found here on Ravelry:

or on their website here (scroll down to find pattern):